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New Amanresorts, GHM and Ahn Luh (2015 edition)

Old Jan 1, 15, 7:42 am
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New Amanresorts, GHM and Ahn Luh (2015 edition)

Founded by Adrian Zecha, Amanresorts, GHM and probably the upcoming Ahn Luh Group are the benchmark of luxury hotels and resorts. And since Aman and GHM are very active in developing new fantastic landmarks, the speculation about upcoming resorts is very popular here in flyertalks Luxury Hotel Forum.

So please snap the rumors and report them here! This thread continues the discussions of the respective 2009/10/11/12/13/14-threads - and on this threadstarter, I collect every news and rumor, trying to keep the list constantly up-to-date!

***For discussions about existing Amanresorts/GHMs please use the "Amanresorts Thread" (Started by Amanjunkie)***

+++++Breaking news: Zecha is rumored developing a non-GHM-project in Luang Prabang, Laos, together with Ex-Aman-GM Gary Tyson. Furthermore he is developing a club in Miami.++++++


- Amanemu in Shima Province, Japan, on green land in a national park overlooking Ago Bay off the Pacific, within the premises of Nemuno Sato Hotel & Resort, a scenic two-hour train journey from Nagoya. Website online: http://www.amanresorts.com/amanemu.aspx. Low-rise buildings with 24 Suites and four two-bedroomed Villas, all with spacious terraces and some views of Ago Bay. http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/...-central-Japan Planned for 2016, to be ready for G7 meeting.


- Aman Shanghai: Located 30km outside Shanghai, it will be set on 100 acres of land overlooking ornamental lakes and gardens and will include 24 suites, along with 26 villas. Sounds realistic, since the source is an Interview with Aman CEO Jolivet, found by Kage here: https://www.ttgmedia.com/luxury/luxu...n-in-asia-2011, where Jolivet puts the timestamp "not before end of 2017" on it.
(In 2013, there were rumors about an Aman on the French Concession side, 70 rooms, as heard from a GM by halibahs)

- Aman in Portugal in Aljento Region, "could join soon" according to Jolivet

- Aman in Seoul, Korea, mentioned by seiknujnama and by Gallivanter's

- Aman in Cavtat, Croatia near Dubrovnik (and not far from Montenegro), hinted by Vuittons and Nama, now building, opening "on hold" according to GK1998 / not before 2016 according to some eyewitnesses. http://www.justdubrovnik.com/2013/06...brovnik/11711/

- Amankea (http://www.dolphinci.com/#kea-resort) on spectacular Kea Island in Greece, 60 kilometers southeast of Athens - designed by FS-Sayan-Spaceship-Architect John Heah, found first by Ericka. It received approvals, "Completion of these loan facilities is targeted for the first quarter of 2015" according to it's investor Dolphin Capital.

- Amanoca close to Angra dos Reis, 2,5 hours from Rio de Janeiro. JM Gathy from Denniston will be designing. Only 20 room resort plus private villas for sale, on 70 acres of land including beach and marina. http://www.atlasholdingsintl.com/pro...zil/brazil.php
First spotted by Air Junkie. Opening postponed from late 2013 according to GK1998.

- Amanbadu in Dibeen, Jordan, which is close to Jerash, "an amazing Roman city" according to vuittonsofstyle, opening in "an ecologically sensitive forested site", managed by John Vasatka & Tania Rydon who already left Amanyara for it, according to paul2. Then rumored to be delayed due to problems, now back on track with Ian White as opening GM according to Gallivanter's 2014 rumoring. Some design draft spotted by Kage in Kerry Hill Book: http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/large/64943757jw1e2xka0uqhdj.jpg On hold because of war in nearby countries.

6 (!) Amanresorts in Gabon, West Africa:
- A resort with 20 luxury tents to the south of the Loango National Park
- A hotel with 30 villas on the Phare de Ngombe site in the Pongara National Park just outside of Libreville
- A hotel with 30 suites in Libreville
- A hotel with 30 suites in the Lop National Park
- A hotel with 30 villas on the Kongou Falls site in the Ivindo National Park and a resort with 10 tents on the Langou site in the same park
- A resort with 15 tents in the Batk Plateaux National Park
First spotted by Gallivanter's Guide and paul2, now offical reports of the signing ceremony: http://www.en.legabon.org/news/807/a...-tourism-gabon. But only "still on the drawing board" according to Jolivet


- Amanresorts in Mexico, Costa Rica and on “another Caribbean island” could be on the cards, according to CEO Jolivet found also here by Kage https://www.ttgmedia.com/luxury/luxu...n-in-asia-2011

- Aman London, early planning, no site yet according to GK1998

- Aman New York, early planning, no site yet according to GK1998

- Aman Paris, as mentioned on Aman investor Doronins website for a short time (and then quoted by Bloomberg here http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-1...lder-spat.html)

- Aman Singapore, as mentioned on Doronins website

- Aman Hong Kong, as mentioned on Doronins website

2 to 3 more Amanresorts in Japan:
- Amaniwa in Kyoto, about 1 km from the Golden Temple of Kinkakuji - seemed to be cancelled, but 5khours wrote here, that it is back on track, and Jolivet also mentioned it
- Aman in Ise, according to 5khours (maybe the same as Amanshima above?)
- Aman in the japanese Ski Region of Niseko, according to Gallivanters tweet.

Amanduna in Comporta, Portugal (a natural reserve 1 hour from Lisboa), opening was hoped for 2014/2015 (Gallivanters), but now delayed because of ownership/funding trouble "for a long time" according to 4 your eyes only. Sadly no ocean views. Next to Park Hyatt etc.: http://alcacergolf.com/Location/StrategicContext/ and http://herdadedacomporta.pt/fotos/ed..._dunes-eng.pdf

- A project combining a tented camp in the Galapagos with a hotel in Ecuadors Quito would also be desirable, according to Jolivet Interview

- Aman Bora Bora (Tahiti) relaunch, on bigger grounds than before. seiknujnama belives that renovations start soon for a reopening, GK1998 says "on hold".

- Aman near Vancouver at Jervis Lake, first rumored by Gallivanter's Twittering, now facts found by luxury: http://www.jervisinlet.ca/amanproperty.html

- Amanoman in Shuwaimiya, Oman. Spotted by Kage, Zecha being down in Kuwait, discussing with United Real Estate Company about managing their eco resort project.

- Aman Napa Valley, as rumored by ngfan and now in 2015 brought up closer by pricesquire, as a "3-house-resort", unclear wether its 3 different locations or 3 buildings nearby.

- Aman Rwanda, as found by Ericka and by Gallivanters Twitter: http://www.rwandaeye.com/news/3050/a...-rwanda-market Hopefully this Aman will never become reality, since Ruanda is anti-democratic and puts people in jail for their sexual orientations.

- "Several" new Amanresorts in Sri Lanka, including Colombo and Anuradhapura.

- Aman at Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan.

2 Amanresorts in Morocco:
- Aman in Essaouira - Gallivanter was twittering about Aman buying a Riad & connecting house in the costal town of Essaouira - and yes, they have! But did not start working on it. Sadly - because in combination with Amanjena it would be great having an Aman Beach Resort here!
- Aman in the Morocco's Mountains - Gallivanter is reporting, that they are also looking for a property in the mountains, which would als make much sense regarding the boring location of Amanjena.

2 more Amanresorts in China:
- Aman in Diqin area northwest of Zhongdian, Yunnan Province, China, according to seiknujnama already started construction opening in 2015
- Aman in Dali, also Yunnan Province in Burma direction - a city, famous for marble and a huge lake. First mentonied by Gallivanter's Guide.
- Aman in Huangshan , Anhui, as reported by bearbrick in this thread.

3 more Amanresorts in Brazil, according to paul2, starting with:
- Aman at Alagoas, a spectacular site on the north east of Brazil, mentonied by paul2. Actual status: postponed.
- Aman at the Amazon. Told by Zecha in interview in 2008 (found by Kagehitokiri). Status: Pre-development.
- Aman at Pantanal (first mentioned by paul2). Status: Pre-development.

3 potential Amanresorts in Malaysia:
- Amancrag atop of Penang Hill (800 meters) at Penang Island, Malaysia. Spotted first by south_sea99, it will be the conversion of an old colonial hotel into a 20 villa Amanresort, most likely with quite spectacular bungalow design. See at the end of this clip
. Planned opening in 2014, now some bureaucratic problems...
- Aman at Desaru Coast, not far from Singapore on the south-east - spotted by Kage at http://destinationresorts.com.my/amanvilla.php with very optimistic opening date 2013

- Aman in Pulau Besar, North Malaysia, on the Island of an inland lake - long time nothing heard.

- Amanresorts at Chile, Argentina and Ecuador, according to Adrian Zecha in http://goo.gl/qyx1U

- Aman on Banda Island, Indonesia, as reported by Groombridge: "A 20-room renovation of an existing colonial era building on the remote island of Banda Niera (one of the nutmeg islands). The building is at the opposite end of the town from the ocean, abutting the woods." Also mentioned by Zecha in http://goo.gl/qyx1U.

- Aman Gcek, Turkey (Architect Kerry Hill), rumored to me by an Aman manager, first specified by paul2.

- Aman development in Burma, as reported by Andrew Harper.

- Aman Sidney at Goldfields House project on Circular Quay, with Kerry Hill as architect. Aman is "mooted" for it, according to Gallivanter's twittering.

- "Aman in Douro Valley" (UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its wine), architect JM Gathy according to GG, but according to vuittonsofstyle Aman pulled out.

- Aman Porto: According to Gallivanter's Guide, there could be another one in Porto by architect Kerry Hill, but this was not confirmed by my Aman-source. 4 your eyes only brought it up again in 2014.

- Aman in Mozambique, East Africa, happening according to Gallivanter's twittering.

- Aman in Tanzania, East Africa, according to kalihikai.

- Aman in South Africa, first called by vuittonsofstyle. kalihikai added, that Aman already bought land and startet development.

- Aman in San Marino, according to this article http://www.sanmarinonotizie.com/?p=36580 found by Trickster10.

- Aman in Cyprus - in or around the formerly legendary and now haunted Verengaria Hotel in the Troodos Mountains, as rumored on flyertalk by namaguide with possible opening date 2013

- Aman in the Peru mountains near Cusco - 3400 meter high, found by Paul2.

- Amanseramai in Loreto, Mexico.

- Amanmara in Kenya, spotted by Paul2.

- Amanresort at Sukarta, one good hour from Yogyakarta and a little more from Amanjiwo. According to user Sundarma, construction should have begun in spring 2010, so an opening should have been expected around 2013...

- Dubai Aman near the Airport - "a unique lifestyle resort at DWTC's Dubai Trade Centre District" (http://propdubai.com/news/1091/index.php). Sounds disgusting!

- Aman on Grand Bahama Island, designed by good old Jean-Michel Gathy, according to AirJunkie.

- Aman in Bovina in US State of New York, spotted by bearbrick.

- Aman in Riviera Maya, Mexico, opening unknown (Source: Gallivanter Guide).

2 potential Amanresorts in India, reported a long time ago:
- Orissa, reported in 2008
- Kerala, reported in 2004

- Aman in Hawaii - paul2 rumors, that ex-Amanusa-GM Monty Brown is developing something there... But vuittonsofstyle later wrote, that Monty retired, so most probably there will only be a GHM in Hawaii.

- Very, very speculative rumors about Amanresorts in Amman (Jordan), St Petersburg, Bermuda, Maui, Kenia, Cuba, Los Angeles and Aspen on flyertalk.


- Aman in Perth, Western Australia - project going over to Como as "COMO The Treasury".
- Aman Pearl Island in Panama, part of a huge development project at Pearl Island, instead of Aman they will do some RC Reserve stuff and so on...
- Amancaya in Norman's Cay, Carribean
- Aman Nevis - cancelled because of "differences in opinion", apparently between Government and Aman...
- Bangkok at Firehouse near The Oriental
- Nepal.
- Fiji.
- Amanmila in Greece.
- Malibu Resort & Spa in California.
- Shanghai, Ex-British Embassy at Bund 33 - will now be a State Guest House managed by Peninsula...
- Aman Estero Santa Barbara in Mexico, Baja Californica near Mulege, 600 km south of Tijuana.
- Sicily
- Aman Palau (either on the site of a former Nikko Hotel on one of the Palau Islets, or on Kayangel Island)


- Chedi Club Jimbaran, Bali - the thing, formerly promoted as The Serai Club. An all-villa-resort, located in the inland with no ocean view, no beach access and only one 25-meter-pool somewhere behind the Ayana Resort Jimbaran. Cheesy non-GHM-website www.serai-club.com. Opening postponed from late 2008 to 2011 via "soft opening late 2013" to 2014.

- The Aayu, Mumbai, India - a 42 suite hotel in the top floors of a 200-meter-high building, overlooking historic Shivaji Park, the Arabian Sea and the island mainland. With a 50th floor rooftop bar, 2 signature restaurants by Robouchon and by japanese star chef Hide Yamamoto. Interior design by Jaya Ibrahim (Legian Bali, Chedi Muscat and Nam Hai). Announced opening 2014

- Chedi Tomakomai in Hokkaido, on the northern Japanese Peninsula: http://www.traveldailymedia.com/1416...i-in-hokkaido/.
First spotted by Kagehitokiri, confirmed by GHM’s vice president Clement Koh, scheduled for a 2015 opening with 60 fireplaced rooms and 40 private villas, a large spa including open-air hot springs, a health club, indoor and outdoor pools, a library, lounge, wine cellar and a 30-table gourmet restaurant. Designed by absolutely marvellous architect Tadao Ando.

2 hotels in the Arabian Emirate of Sharjah, both scheduled for 2015:

- Al Bait Sharjah, UAE. A 54 room hotel in a hotel development zone in the heart of Sharjah. http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4060184.html, http://www.boutiquehotelnews.com/hom.../#.UsR3ZnmHZd1

- The Chedi Khorfakkan, Sharjah, UAE. A 170-suite resort on a mountain beside a private cove on Sharjahs east coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean. 130,000 square metres, including buildings called The Fort, The Hilltown and the Town Square. GHM says: "The Fort is the primary access to the hotel and will house the main reception, restaurants, spa and health club and business facilities. The Hilltown will offer all-suite accommodation including four royal suites, 10 presidential suites, 26 executive suites and 130 standard suites with unspoilt ocean views. The Town Square, the hub of activity in the centre of The Hilltown, will feature a variety of cafes by the picturesque beachfront." Opening 2015.

Chedi Dhapparu, Maldives. A 130-unit-project (sic!), located on a a 55-hectare large, crescent-shaped atoll near the very small Hanimadhoo International Airport, scheduled for 2016 and designed by the Nam-Hai-guys from AW2, Paris: http://maldives.net.mv/10064/ghm-wad...hedi-dhapparu/

3 Hotels in Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan - first spotted by KrazeeJoe: http://udn.com/NEWS/DOMESTIC/DOM3/7987976.shtml

- The Serai Zudong, 200 rooms (please not!) scheduled for 2016
- The Chedi Zudong, 90 suites with mountain views and 50 meter pool (sounds better!) scheduled for 2017
- The Chedi Club Zudong, 25 villas on vintage point (oh yeah!), scheduled for 2018


- Chedi at Kilada Hills, Greece - part of Porto Heli development next to Amanzoe. Once Scheduled for 2010, then disappeared, now back on map: http://www.dolphinci.com/home#porto-heli-collection

- GHM in Kona, Hawaii. Architect Tadao Ando working on a GHM property there: http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4054659.html, first found by Kagehitokiri.

- The Chedi Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Far away from the city, but near to airport and Formula 1-track. A mix of residential development and a boutique hotel. Bound to open in 2014.

- The Chedi, Cairo

- The Chedi, Jordan

- The Chedi Tapei, Taiwan, in a suburb next to National Museum - some years ago planned to be completed in 2013. First spotted by instyleprincess.

- The Chedi Club (25 villas), The Chedi Hotel (92 rooms) and The Serai Hotel (200 rooms) in HsinChu area, Taiwan. First spotted by KrazeeJoe, and expected to take at least 7 years to complete:

- The Ananti Club, Seoul

- GHM development in Burma, as reported by Andrew Harper.

- The Malkai in Barka (near Muscat), Oman, supposed to be opening end-2010 but not opened yet, as an "exclusive community, the development will comprise of 101 four-bedroom villas and 92 two-bedroom suites, as well as a boutique hotel offering 41 luxury suites.", allegedly managed by GHM (http://www.themalkai.com. 3 km from the beach, but with possible beach club access.

- The Artai in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road next to the Emirates Towers, designed by Denniston. Next to the Dubai World Trade Centre, The Artai Hotel Tower will comprise 150 one and two-bedroom hotel apartments, while The Artai Apartment Tower will feature 250 luxury one and two-bedroom serviced apartments and four restaurants, plus spa and health club.

- "The Tanai" on Turks & Caicos next to fantastic Amanyara, The Tanai on Turks & Caicos next to great Amanyara, with 60 hotel rooms and 30 residences, opening 2009 (har, har!), see also: Gallivanter's Guide & http://www.tcweeklynews.com/default....lynews&he=.com)

- Chedi Corfu - found by vuittonsofstyle, http://www.aw2.net/projects-escape.p...cts&idpr=corfu

- Kraljičina Plaža Hotel at traditional coastline holiday resort Sveti Stefan, Montenegro - an old hotel destructed and newly built, 2010 planned opening, next to Aman Sveti Stefan - no building activity yet, so at least postponed... (http://www.visit-montenegro.com/article767.htm)

- GHM on Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, will be announced end 2008 according to AirJunkie.

- 200-room-GHM Golf Hotel in Playa Grande, Dominican Republic, next to an upcoming Amanresort - Developer says "most likely managed by GHM"

- GHM Hotel in Philadelphia, rumored by Galivanter's Guide with the remark "which should prove quite a culture shock"...

- The Chedi, Tamouda Bay, Morocco (near Tetouan on the northeastern top of Morroco next to the Mediterranean, but more than 500 km from Amanjena...). On the beach. According to Gallivanter's Guide it is conceived by Escape Architecture, with 116 Suites and 2 Royal Suites. Once rumored opening 2015.


- Opened - and closed again due to border skirmish between North and South Korea: "The Ananti" in funny communist North (!) Korea in fantastic mountaineous landscape, 5 hour drive from Seoul (South Korea)
- Chedi Taiping Lake, in Anhui Province, China near Mt. Huangshan, announced by GHM, then disappeared.
- Chedi at Livka Bay at the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, now no more Chedi: http://www.livka.com
- Chedi Dubai on the artifical Palm Jumeirah island
- Elounda Chedi (Crete) - found by vuittonsofstyle, but now no Chedi anymore: http://www.aw2.net/projects-escape.p...s&idpr=elounda
- The Carbonera Club in Cuba http://www.thecarboneraclub.com, part of a larger development with private Villas for sale, Marina, Golf Course and stuff. First spotted by Citizen of the world here, then confirmed by Gallivanter on Twitter, now no more GHM.
- Chedi Qutub in New Delhi, India - a 45-key-hotel located within an ancient, UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. First spotted by travel4vitality, then disappeared...
- Chedi Nusa Penida - on the secluded island of Nusa Penida southeast of Bali. architecture looked amazing http://www.sinnivillas.com/resort-resort.php
- The Chedi Club, Suzhou, China
- The Yamu on Phuket (Thailand), designed by Phillip Stark, appeared on the GHM website in 2007, finally went from GHM to COMO Resorts
- Chedi at Thracian Cliffs in Kavarna (Bulgary), designed by Jean-Michel Gathy. At the end not designed by him and not managed by GHM... http://www.thraciancliffs.com
- "Nizuc" in Riviera Maya, opened without GHM (www.nizuc.com).
- Chedi Bangkok & Chedi Singapore, announced at IMEX Frankfurt travel fair

(a joint venture between GHM, Beijing Tourism Group and Great Ocean Group, http://www.ahnluh.com/)

- Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, China. Located at "the picturesque bridges of a historic ancient Shanghai canal-lined suburb", it houses 35 villas built in traditional Chinese style and includes a museum, library, restaurants and spa and tai chi centre. First spotted by south_sea99. http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/zh..._overview.html
Now announced as the first Ahn Luh for Q1 2016.

- Ahn Luh Lanting, Kuaiji mountain in Shaoxing, situated in the Zhejing province 30 minutes from Hangzhou. First spotted here by KrazeeJoe, first announced for fall 2014, then for second, now for first half of 2015: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/la..._overview.html

- Ahn Luh Thousand Islands; 2 hours from Hangzhou, named after a salad dressing, but nevertheless the first Ahn Luh Villa Resort next to a fantastic looking lake: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/th..._overview.html. Opening 2016.

- Ahn Luh Dujiangyan in Chengdu, which "is a project where the historical and cultural elements feature prominently given that the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, along with Mount Qingcheng, are placed together on the UNESCO World Heritage List”. Was supposed to be the first opening, now planned for 2016: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/du..._overview.html

- Ahn Luh Yanming Lake. Another lake resort, nearby Zhengzhou City. Another one scheduled for a 2016 opening: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/ya..._overview.html

- Ahn Luh Xunliao Bay. An ocean resort with villas, also not too far from Hangzhou: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/xu..._overview.html. 2017 opening.

- Ahn Luh Yichun in the Heilongjiang province, somewhere in between Hong Kong and Shanghai, where the world’s largest Korean pine primeval forest is situated, opening 2018 indeed: http://en.ahnluh.com/destinations/yi..._overview.html

- Ahn Luh Delta Island, Xunliao Bay, 2,5 hours from Shenzen, a 100-room-island-beach-resort, some contracts signed in 2012, first scheduled for a 2016 opening, now disapeared from website...

- maybe some more Ahn Luhs in the Pearl River Delta, in Beijing, in Lhasa (Tibet) and somewhere in Southwest China

OPENED since the beginning of the "New Amanresorts"-threads:
- Amanera on Playa Grande, Dominican Republic, opened in Q4 2015
- Amandayan in Lijiang, north western Yunnan Province, China, opened in February 2015
- Aman Tokyo in Otemachi district, opened on Dec 22, 2014.
- Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland, opened in December 2013
- Chedi Sakala, Bali. Disgusting, because it has 261 rooms - a size which ruins any luxury resort feeling (sorry for my harsh words...), not satisfying to the GHM brand promise. Opened autumn 2013, bad reviews, hopefully soon to be reflagged as a Hilton...
- Amanoi in Vietnam (very brilliant indeed!), opened in September 2013
- Aman Canal Grande in Venice (very tiny garden, no pool!), opened June 2013
- Amanzoe at Porto Heli, Greece, opened August 2012.
- Amanruya in Bodrum, Turkey, opened christmas 2011.
- Aman at Sveti Stefan, Montenegro Coast, consisting of small Villa Milocer (opened 2009) and Aman Sveti Stefan (opened 2010).
- Amanfayun at Hangzhou, China, 180 km southwest from Shanghai, opened 2009
- Amangiri near Lake Powell, USA, open since fall 2009.
- Amantaka in Laos, Louang Phabang, opened 2009
- "The Aman at Summer Palace" in Bejing, opened 2009
- "The Aman New Delhi", City Hotel with individual pools, opened 2009 - but un-amanized in Feb 2013 as "The Lodhi"

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- Amanbadu in Dibeen, Jordan, which is close to Jerash, "an amazing Roman city" according to vuittonsofstyle, opening in "an ecologically sensitive forested site", managed by John Vasatka & Tania Rydon who already left Amanyara for it, according to paul2. Then rumored to be delayed due to problems, now back on track with Ian White as opening GM according to Gallivanter's 2014 rumoring. Some design draft spotted by Kage in Kerry Hill Book: [url]http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/large/64943757jw1e2xka0uqhdj.jpg[/url

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Posted somewhere that this Aman is on hold indefinitely due to the unstable situation in the region .
Ian W is now GM , Jiwo
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Posted somewhere that this Aman is on hold indefinitely due to the unstable situation in the region
If by "region" you mean "Boardroom"
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aman sicily - canceled. see italian news. may have been near planned FS. (FS may also be canceled?) seems like ongoing government planning permission problems for developers?

former GHM setai miami - lehman sold the property less than a month ago

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Two new butte-top villas at Jackson Hole’s ultra-chic Amangani Resort were recently completed, upping to nine the number of private residences...representing nearly half of 22 total residential building sites on 54 resort acres
http://www.wardblakearchitects.com/p...ject_type_id=2 photos of 8 of 9 villas (4K - 10K ft2)
http://spackmansinjacksonhole.com/ex...amangani-homes villa photos
http://www.merkerarchitecture.com/amangani-resort.html resort (and villa?) photos

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former GHM setai miami - lehman sold the property less than a month ago
Did Baran Suzer pick it up? I know he and a brother said he was going after it?

Chatwal (Dream Hotels) and Amanat (Peak/Aman) have been acquaintances for some years now (via NY/NJ-area South Asian fundraiser circuit), while Amanat and (Turkish) Suzer have known each other via mutual acquaintances from another circle. Amanat wants them working together.


It should be clear by now how pagesix.com gets fed its info.
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Some news/rumors that I heard on my recent Aman trip.

Next Aman to open is in Dominican Republic, after that China, both in 2015
Cavtat on hold again

Aman Palao not on horizon anymore
Aman Tahiti on hold

Aman New York and London planned, early stage, no sites yet
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Yes , news seems consistent .
Waited long enough for Lijiang but it is an Aman ' pattern '

The city ones will be interesting , very ' early ' alright .
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i hear sveti stefan / cavtat may not be doing well

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Old Jan 9, 15, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
i hear sveti stefan / cavtat may not be doing well
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
may not be doing well financially, presumably debt (on top of lease of land)
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Some news/rumors that I heard on my recent Aman trip.

Next Aman to open is in Dominican Republic, after that China, both in 2015
Cavtat on hold again

Aman Palao not on horizon anymore
Aman Tahiti on hold

Aman New York and London planned, early stage, no sites yet
Been waiting for Lijiang for a while - wasn't it set to open in mid-2014? That's what I had heard when I was last at Amanfayun.

I'm glad I delayed my Lijiang trip though. Will go when the new Aman opens.
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Old Jan 13, 15, 2:52 am
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As listed in this thread since 3 years, the New York Times mentioned a possible Amanoman shortly in this brillant feature on position 20, but with no further evidence:

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Z Capital has executed an agreement today that will create a joint venture with Adrian Zecha, founder of Amanresorts and GHM Ltd, and Jonathan Breene, developer and creator of The Setai, South Beach, to launch a new luxury hotel flag, with the Property as its flagship
this will likely prove to be exaggeration. perhaps theyre board of directors
canyon ranch miami is around 150 condohotel plus 350 condos (500 total)


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